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How to make it

  • Method
  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter until soft, smooth and light.
  • 2 Add both sugars to creamed butter and mix until fully incorporated, and lighter in color. Add salt.
  • Cream the butter and sugars until fully incorporated and light in color (right).
  • 3 Stirring vigorously, add egg to mixture and beat until batter looks uniform.
  • 4 Sift flour, cornstarch and baking soda, and fold, in three additions, into bowl to create cookie dough.
  • 5 Form balls of dough with soup spoon and plop in cinnamon sugar, swirling to coat.
  • 6 On a buttered or parchment lined cookie sheet, place dough balls 3 inches apart. Flatten dough slightly and sprinkle about half a tablespoons worth of cinnamon sugar on flattened surface.
  • 7 Set first timer for 7 minutes. Turn pan around and set second timer for 7 minutes. If you are using a buttered pan they might be done at this point, or need another minute. If you’re using parchment, cookies will take 2-3 minutes more. You are looking for golden edges and a blonde middle.
  • 8 Cool on baking sheet and eat as soon as possible. Snickerdoodles will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature for 3 days, but they are best eaten the day they’re made.
  • Makes 12-18 cookies.

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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Oh Yum, these are great! You have me craving them now. Wish it was cool enough here to run my oven and make a couple batches now. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, you have my 5 GF (((hugsss)))
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    My favorite~~~
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    This is great!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Did you go on Vacation? I always did love these cookies but for some reason, I never had the recipe. Thanks Shirley!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Hi Shirley :) I love these---TY for posting! :) I've missed you, Shirley--how have you been?
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  • michellem 10 years ago
    My son loves snickerdooeles, there his favorite. This recipe sounds good. Thank you!
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  • krumkake 10 years ago
    An alltime favorite cookie recipe - Hall of Famer for sure! Just the picture alone makes me crave one...thanks, Shirley!
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  • jennywren 10 years ago
    Shirley,thanks Snickerdoodles are so good.Thanks for sharing,will print this out and add to cookie file.Oh gosh I see where they should be eaten fairly soon.For Christmas I have made them couple weeks in advance and stored in covered tin.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Shirleyoma...I just love this classic cookie. Thanks.
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